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To report neighbours to the council?

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crazycatgal Sat 28-Oct-17 00:03:45

My neighbours are a nightmare, they moved in around a year ago and are the noisiest people in the world.

We've told them several times (as did the woman on the other side) that the walls are very thin so be considerate of any noise yet still they carry on making a racket.

They make noise all day but it becomes extremely annoying when they carry it on at night. They bang cupboards and stuff, talk at shouting level and their 3 year old child is kept up until midnight every night so we hear stomping, shouting and crying from them until the early hours as well.

Their landlord is a family member of theirs and we can't afford to move. Should we report them to the council due to the noise? Has anyone else reported their neighbours and what was the outcome?

crazycatgal Sat 28-Oct-17 00:37:38

Can anyone help? At the end of my tether wishing I could sleep.

Misspollyhadadollie Sat 28-Oct-17 00:39:09

I've not reported my neighbours but also have insanely noisy neighbours so feel your pain! Scared of the fall out though sad so I haven't reported

crazycatgal Sat 28-Oct-17 00:41:25

@Misspollyhadadollie Yeah ours really aren't nice people so we've been trying to talk to them amicably but it goes in one ear and out of the other. They used to have stupid all night parties (until several neighbours complained) where there were several lads in the back snorting coke and another neighbours windows were smashed in.

Mittens1969 Sat 28-Oct-17 00:46:27

YANBU! That’s an awful situation to be in, you really have my sympathy. I would report them, yes, though I have no personal experience of how that works, sorry. flowers

crazycatgal Sat 28-Oct-17 00:53:13

@Mittens1969 Thank you for the comment. I think we are going to have to go down this avenue because my mental health is suffering. I already have anxiety and now I feel on edge and sick in my own house and I can't sleep. I'm sick of getting up early for uni and work and being tired due to lack of sleep.

Birdsgottafly Sat 28-Oct-17 00:55:45

Environmental health will want you to keep a diary.

They will then may want to try to negotiate with the neighbor and get them to understand that if it carries on they can be fined etc.

They usually inform the LL, whose responsibility it is to make sure that anti-social behavior isn't going on.

If it continues you may be given recording equipment. Sometimes at the start, they also attend your property to monitor the noise levels.

If it is late at night noise and there are young children, they usually inform SS.

Sometimes just being warned is enough for them to quieten down, sometimes it doesn't get any better (if they are renting from Family or are owners), but it's worth a try.

crazycatgal Sat 28-Oct-17 00:58:17

@Birdsgottafly Thank you for the comment, that's really helpful smile

DratThatCat Sat 28-Oct-17 00:58:47

I completely understand the anxiety involved in living with noisy neighbours. It's awful. You've tried resolving it the nice way and it hasn't worked so I would talk to the council and see what can be done. They'll probably tell you to keep a noise diary so you could start that now. Good luck.

OneInAMillionYou Sat 28-Oct-17 01:10:59

Hello OP
You've had good advice from previous posters, so I won't repeat, but I just wanted to send you some sympathy. I've been in your position before and my mental health suffered so badly that I don't think I will ever fully recover from the anxiety. I know what it's like to be crying with fatigue but unable to sleep because of the noise from next door.

There is a national epidemic of hideously noisy neighbours who care not a jot about anyone but themselves. Any political party that promised to legislate on this matter would have my vote instantly.

I truly hope this situation will be resolved for you soon.

crazycatgal Sat 28-Oct-17 18:28:09

@OneInAMillionYou Thank you for the sympathetic response, I would also vote for whichever party wanted to tackle noisy neighbours.

Your home is supposed to be a safe place to relax but these selfish neighbours up and down the country are making people feel ill in their own homes. I love to read in my free time but I haven't read in months and months because I don't get the peace and quiet to do so.

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